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Please join us in our passion for "la dolce vita" - great food and friendships!

our story

Many, many years ago in a town called Assisi, lived a man named Francis. He devoted his life to God and to caring for his neighbor. In the closing days of his life, Francis (whom we now know as Saint Francis) reflected on the beauties of our shared life with Mother Nature. He conveyed his sentiments in the way he knew best – by writing a poem in his language, Italian, becoming the first person to write in the vernacular instead of Latin. Francis wrote of a splendor no man or woman can escape: Nullu homo vivente po skappare.

Scappare, as it is written in today’s Italian, a word that originated in Assisi and used by one man to convey his love for Earth’s majesties and his home. This is what skappo brings to you – a love for the wonders of nature, along with a passion for our culture.

These sentiments have been brought to New Haven through the union of an inspired native of Assisi and a young artistic American student. It was a pristine spring day when Anna Gambacorta and Thomas Sincavage first exchanged glances across Assisi’s Piazza Minerva (June 3, 1973 at 3:20 pm – to be exact!). The union has grown over the thirty-six years of marriage, and now includes children Michael, Yvette and Marc, daughters-in-law Louise and Minola, and grandchildren Massimo, Rocco and our newest addition Marcello!

Come, escape with us to celebrate together culture, friends and life! Enjoy the foods of Italy, with old friends or new ones! Toast with us perche la vita e’ bella e la vogliamo vivere sempre piu’ – because life is beautiful, and we want to live every moment!

coffee & soda

We offer KIMBO coffee, a beautifully roasted coffee imported from Napoli, Italy.  One taste and you will know why!

We are also offer our Italian sodas – made with Torani syrup and freshly made seltzer they are the perfect compliment to our sandwiches.



our sandwiches

Check out our selection of hand-crafted, uber-licious sandwiches…

ParmaProsciutto di Parma, tangy goat cheese, homemade fig spread, balsamic glaze and mesclun

Roll: 7.95 Ciabatta: 9.95

Sole Mio – Grilled eggplants and zucchini, black olives, rich sun-dried tomato pesto, feta cheese and mesclun

Roll: 6.75 Ciabatta: 8.95

Porchetta – Pork loin braised with fennel, sliced thin, with fresh mozzarella and provolone cheese

Roll: 6.95 Ciabatta: 8.95

Assisi – Beef braised in a light tomato sauce until it falls apart, topped with provolone cheese

Roll: 7.00 Ciabatta: 9.25

Americano – Sliced turkey, sauteed acorn squash, tangy cranberry sauce, provolone cheese, mayo and mesclun

Roll: 6.50 Ciabatta: 8.75

Bongusto – Sopressata salame, black olives, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella and mesclun

Roll: 6.75 Ciabatta: 8.75

Caprese – Fresh tomatoes, basil pesto and mozzarella

Roll: 6.50 Ciabatta: 8.25

Abruzzo – Breaded chicken tenders, homemade red onion chutney and provolone cheese

Roll: 7.50 Ciabatta: 9.50

our salads

Wanna use a fork for lunch? Try our salads – 32 ounces full of super flavors…

We use a blend of different greens – baby arugula, red-leaf lettuce, baby spinach, radicchio – a whole garden in one bite!

Italiano – Walnuts, gorgonzola cheese and craisins


Siciliano – Yellowfin tuna, caperberries, olives and almonds


Francese – Turkey, brie, dried apricots, sunflower seeds


Torino – Breaded chicken tenders, bacon, tart dried cherries and goat cheese


Greco – Grilled zucchini and eggplant, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese


We offer a choice of balsamic vinaigrette, mustard vinaigrette, lemon vinaigrette or ranch as a dressing for your fresh-made salad.


Having a party?  Just really hungry?  We can arrange for any amount you desire!

 From sandwich platters, salads or pasta – we can accomodate all!  Look for a menu coming soon!

Call us at 203 773-1600 for more information.

our products

A selection of imported foods, along with Mamma’s own jams and chutneys… so many ways to be happy!

From our imported olive oil, direct from our uncle’s olive grove in Umbria,

to our selection of unique imported Italian pastas, we want to help you make every meal special!

hours & location

We are open:

  • Tuesday 10:30am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 10:30am to 7pm
  • Thursday 10:30am to 7pm
  • Friday 10:30am to 7pm
  • Saturday 10:30am to 7pm
  • Sunday 4:30pm to 8pm
  • Monday Closed

You can find us in the heart of the beautiful city of New Haven!

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In the center of historic Ninth Square!

51 Orange Street – near the intersection of Crown Street.

contact us

Call us at 203 773-1600

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